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[somber music plays] oprah: for those of us who followed his life from toddling about in the oval office to taking his own place on the national stage, john kennedy jr. will always be frozen in time. handsome, promising, 38-year-old publisher. perhaps one day even president. a husband with a gorgeous wife. a beloved brother, friend, nephew, cousin. he really was america's prince. today, on what would have been his 50th birthday, we rememberhoy
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en lo que hubier you, john. happy thanksgiving to all. [captioning made possible by king world] [captioned by the national captioning institute ap.org--] skirt the great bear rainforest. >> we believe the potential of a spill is remote. we'll also put in very thorough plans of what to do in the event
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of a spill. but the public needs to be confident that we can respond effectively if there is an incident. >> reporter: the oil company planning the pipeline has unfortunately had some practice. a pipeline in michigan burst over the summer, spilling a million gallons of oil into a river that flows into the great lakes. >> never did we ever imagine that we would be dealing with big oil. >> reporter: conservation groups that have long fought to protect this place are trying to stop the pipeline, in part by calling attention to the spirit bear. as we ourselves discovered, they are magnificent to behold. we've been at this for three days now. and this is the first glimpse of the spirit bear. it's just amazing. these white bears are rarer than panda bears. no more than 500 of them on earth and the only place in the world you can see them is right here. >> for me, they're the one symbol of this rain forest that's ultimately going to get people to care about the habitat. >> reporter: proud symbols of a part of the world that hopes to remain free from the
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now from politics to your dinner table, turkeys of course dominated the news this week. while the hammer fell on former congressman tom delay. the axe was spared for a special turkey. that starts off our quotes of the week. >> today i have the awesome responsibility of granting a presidential pardon to a pair of turkeys. now, for the record, let me say that it feels pretty good to stop at least one shellacking this november. >> mr. president, you will not tell me that you think you could beat sarah palin? >> what i'm saying is i don't think about sarah palin. >> okay.
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>> well, i sat next to her once. thought she was beautiful, and i think she's very happy in alaska, and i hope she'll stay there. >> yeah, way to go bristol the pistol, we're proud of you. >> going out there and winning this would be like a big middle finger to all the people out there that hate my mom and hate me. >> the winners and new champions of "dancing with the stars" are jennifer and derek. >> would you submit to one of these pat-downs? >> not if i could avoid it. no, i mean, who would? >> my underwear had been dropped to the floor. i'm standing in front of him with my underwear and i had to ask to pull it up. >> i said it's a prosthesis because i've had breast cancer. and she goes well you'll need to show me that. >> you have the option to quest that the pat-down be conducted in a private room. >> you know my dad used to say that the holidays is when you get together with the people that you don't know all that well and jam into a space and
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make each other miserable for a week. >> i've been worried about north korea and its potential nuclear capability for a long time. >> we were suddenly stunned to see row after row after row of centrifuges. >> this is a big deal because it's the first time the vatican has talked about condoms in a positive way as a way to prevent aids. >> it wasn't until he put his hands around my neck that i thought, you have gotten yourself in a bad, bad situation. >> it's totally untrue. it's a complete fabrication. and it's just a pack of lies. >> the last quote was my favorite. >> yeah, right. >> rest in peace. when we come back this morning, the super bowl halftime lineup is revealed. and a major pop star tries to take a knife through airport security. "the skinny" is next on "world news now." n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n
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♪ ♪ skinny so skinny ♪ commissioner? >> yes, indeed.
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hey, willis did you see the results of that game last night? the game between dallas and new orleans? oh, you watched the jets. yeah. well, we all know the big game really was who dat nation rising again. >> three points. >> whatever. whatever, willis. all right, jim. besides the big news about, you know, it being a great game and new orleans coming back to win, they actually announced the super bowl lineup yesterday. the big game is going to be in dallas february 6th. and this year the black eyed peas will be the big act of the super bowl. that announcement was made yesterday during the game. they join a cool list of past performers. the who, u2, the rolling stones, bruce springsteen, prince, paul mccartney. they've had michael jackson. they've had a really great lineup. it is the black eyed peas' turn. these guys have sold -- get this -- 28 million albums. >> huge, huge. >> huge group. so, yeah. this should be a good show. >> should be a fun show.
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a lot of costumes i can envision and fergie is great. >> yeah. hopefully no wardrobe malfunctions. we'll see. >> ouch. >> you haven't liked the acts in the past? >> well, what i'm saying is the last few years they have been oldies but goodies but i mean old school -- >> you'd rather see more contemporary. >> i think it's good to see somebody back on the stage who are actually performing and doing shows and constantly touring, which the black eyed peas are very busy. >> i'll tell you who else is busy the jonas brothers. >> second favorites. >> not so much. but i'm sure a lot of people love them. millions do. i'll tell you who does not love them, especially joe jonas, is the security officials at the uae airport in abu dhabi. yeah. joe jonas was trying to travel back to jfk, and the security team came across a set of cheese-cutting knives in his carry-on bag. they said, mr. jonas, what is going on with these knives? and his response, "whoopsies."
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that's what he said. "whoopsies." he told the story on "lopez tonight," and they just forgot they were in the bag. he was with his girlfriend, ashley green, "twilight" fame and he said, "whoopsies." they eventually let him go on back to new york without any incident. and the knives made it as well. so they were able to cut the cheese. >> oh! oh! >> i'm just saying. they had the cheese-cutting knives. >> that was nice. well done. oh, speaking of nasty things, a little story on heidi fleiss this morning. apparently her house caught on fire. there was a fire that she told folks started in her chimney. some sparks got out and burned part of the house down. she lives in, i'm not sure if i'm saying this right, pahrump, nevada. >> oh, look at that. that's her house. >> tmz video here. >> heidi fleiss, i'm sure that's not the hottest thing that's ever happened in that house, but her house did catch fire. >> oh, no. >> it will be all right, heidi. you'll get back on your feet. >> carried her pet parakeet out, too.
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made it out safely. >> she had a pet parakeet? >> yeah. she says she carried it out there. she didn't talk to the reporters. neither did the parakeet. eah. she didn't talk to the reporters. neither did the pair keto.
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sleep well, on the wings of lunesta. neither did the parakeet. stories to watch today on abc news. up to 138 million shoppers nationwide are expected to hit the stores this weekend. all to get to jump on their holiday shopping. one thing that could get in the way for lots of shoppers, wintry weather. almost the entire east coast will get a wintry blast, and we've already moved into the next holiday as our first lady, michelle obama, receives the douglas fir that will serve as the official white house christmas tree. >> 'tis the season. we told you yesterday that the average american consumes more than 4,500 calories just on thanksgiving day alone. >> if you were one of them, we have some tips now on what you can do today to help you undo the damage from yesterday. here is wabc's sandra bookman.
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>> reporter: avoiding getting as overstuffed as the turkey on thanksgiving is an annual failed exercise for many americans. the traditional table offerings, just too tempting to pass up. how much do you eat on thanksgiving? >> until i'm full and then usually some more. >> reporter: the director of clinical nutrition at montefiore medical center suggests moderation rather than deprivation or gluttony. >> take what you love, take small amounts of the other foods, take one plateful and call it a day. >> reporter: but if you do find yourself in a day-after food coma, she says there are some simple remedies. topping the to-do list, rehydrate. water will help counter all the alcohol, sugar and salt. exercise to counter all those calories. and sleep to allow your body to recover. then it's time to cleanse your palate. nutritionists say that means more fruits and vegetables, whole grains, even low-fat or fat-free yogurt.
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a salad with some left over turkey is a good idea or maybe some fish that's high in omega-3 fatty acids. >> you want to take away that carb overload and fat and sugar overload and cleanse your palate by having meals that are low in sugar but higher in fiber. >> reporter: she adds don't make the mistake of skipping a meal to try to make up for your overindulgence. that will just lower your blood sugar and send you straight back to craving that pie on the counter. of course, for some, that is what thanksgiving is all about. >> it's the holidays. you have to enjoy yourself. they say treat yourself, don't cheat yourself. >> treat yourself, don't cheat yourself. i like that. >> there you go. >> i'm just thankful that sleep is part of the things you can do because that is totally my plan for the weekend. sleep it all off. >> that is a good plan for a lot of people. you really have to wonder how many people will try to hit the gym today in the middle of shopping and everything else. maybe if you park really far away from the store and jog in. >> that could work.
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i will say, i've not been to the gym since birth. we'll be right back. we'll be right back.
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llion americans head to the stores, but will mother nature dampen the deals? >> our latest cold front is going to sweep its way along the east coast. despite the weather, today could move the big retailers back into the black. >> i haven't made up my mind if i'm going to spend more or less. and on top of those lists, the hot new toys. our industry insider takes a look at what all the kids want this season and how much they'll cost you. it's black friday, november 26th. maybe that's the only thing there justifies going out and
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fighting those black friday crowds. if you have kids and they want that certain toy or video game, go out there and hit the malls, fight all that. other than that, i don't get why people jump in that mess today. >> because of that reason, you see the fights. it's interesting. no, honestly, we hope nobody gets harmed. but it is like that movie a few years ago where people were fighting over the toy. >> what movie was that? >> schwarzenegger was in it. i can't remember. it was a funny movie. that scene will be playing out across the country today. >> we'll look up the name during the commercial break. >> maybe so. good morning, i'm mike marusarz in for vinita nair. >> and i'm rob nelson. millions of bargain hunters will be on the roads today heading out to grab those traditional black friday bargains. >> "jingle all the way." >> that was the name of the movie? really? >> i think so, yeah. unseasonable blast of winter-like weather is keeping some shoppers at home, maybe to snatch up some sales on their computers instead. accuweather's amy aaronson joins us with the details. good morning, amy. >> thank you, rob and mike. and, unfortunately, those black
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friday shoppers are going to be greeted by rain, snow and also the cold this year. we take a look at the nation as a whole. our latest cold front is going to sweep its way along the east coast. that is going to bring rain for the big cities. boston all the way down to cities like atlanta to kick off your black friday. and the big stories behind that, much colder air surging in. and that's going to cause some slippery travel. let's focus on the northeast. our latest storm tracking its way on in. that's going to cause soaking rain along the coast to begin your day. and on the northern edge of that we're talking a wintry mix. western pennsylvania extending out through northern parts of new england. as we head southward, you can see that front is going to bring shower and thunderstorm activity along i-10 and right along the atlantic seaboard, but the big story is the chilly air moving in behind it. that's certainly going to be noticed across parts of texas, dallas houston and brownsville, you're into the 50s. well below average to kick off your black friday. as for the northwest, our latest storm moves in. and that brings some heavy rain along the coast, also some mountain snow. now back to you, rob and mike. the rest of today's forecast is shaping up this way.
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in addition to the wet weather along the east coast, a new storm is dumping rain and snow in the northwest. the midwest will be mostly dry, but much chillier than usual for this time of the year. >> and take a look at the numbers in minneapolis and chicago. 20s and low 30s. it has not been that chilly there since last winter. the main exception though is the east coast where the stormy weather is bringing readings mostly in the 50s. not too bad out east. well, the bad weather is not keeping millions of americans away from malls this morning. black friday is the traditional kickoff of the holiday shopping season. but major chain stores are pushing that back a day. for the first time, they were open on thanksgiving day. here's diana alvear. >> reporter: this self-proclaimed bargain betty has been ready to shop since before the sun came up. >> i love to shop so when it's open i can get out there, i'm going. >> reporter: the thing is, it's not black friday. it's black thursday. for the first time ever, sears opened their doors on thanksgiving. along with kmart, gap and
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walmart, and shoppers were waiting. >> there's no long lines. and there's not too many people in here so it's not really crowded. >> there is an element of desperation in this. retailers want to know as soon as possible where they're going for the holiday season. >> reporter: stores are hoping to capitalize on what is projected to be a more profitable shopping season. retailers expect about 138 million shoppers to hit the stores. 4 million more than last year. and they'll spend about $450 billion in merchandise. but the recession is still fresh on many shoppers' minds. >> i think i feel a little optimistic but i haven't made up my mind if i'm going to spend more or less. >> reporter: in fact, 81% of americans say they'll spend less this holiday season. that's why retail experts say black friday will be a buyers' market. >> the door buster deals tomorrow, the jaw-dropping prices, those are definitely in retail stores, in the mall. they want to get you there and spending your dollars. >> reporter: that's exactly what
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many americans, including bargain betty, are already doing. >> we're off to the next store, old navy. >> yeah, old navy. >> reporter: don't forget your phone. it's the easiest way to find out if you're getting the most bang for your buck at a certain store or if you'd be better off driving across town to a different retailer. diana alvear, abc news, los angeles. in other news this morning, wikileaks plans to release more classified u.s. documents in the next few days. and the whistleblower site says the u.s. is already briefing allies on what those documents might say. the diplomatic cables are expected to include allegations of corruption by politicians not only in russia but also in afghanistan and other central asian countries. it could cause some pretty serious embarrassment. south korea says it's hearing artillery fire near the southern island devastated by an attack by north korea. the north is lashing out, warning this weekend's joint military drills by the u.s. and south korea is pushing the peninsula to the brink of war.
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alex marquardt is following the developments from seoul. >> reporter: the bodies of the two civilians killed in the island attack arriving on the mainland for burial. arriving amid an escalation of force and rhetoric. south korea's president ordered more troops and equipment to the maritime border with north korea, including the island that was hit. a warning that another attack could be imminent and calling for more aggressive rules of engagement. for its part, north korea vowed waves of retaliation if provoked. the first attack on civilians here since the korean war has been met with uncommon fury. both against the north and against their own government for a slow and tepid response. we should punish the north's deliberate provocation, this man told us. the defense minister resigned, and korean television broadcast animations showing how bunker-busting rockets and fighter jets could destroy the north's military installations.
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the heightened tensions come as u.s. navy ships steam towards the koreas for joint military exercises with the south. and as the 28,000 american troops based in south korea celebrated thanksgiving, at camp red cloud outside seoul, soldiers got a taste of home and spoke of their shared bond. >> it's real special to be a part of, especially being away from family and being away from home, to have soldiers that you have such a tight-knit relationship with is real special. >> reporter: alex marquardt, abc news, seoul. about 1% of all the deaths in the world each year are caused by secondhand smoke. the world health organization study published today says secondhand smoke kills more than 600,000 people every year. more women than men are harmed, but an alarming 40% of all children breathe secondhand smoke. the problem is greatest in europe and in asia. smoking itself kills 5.1 million people every year. week 12 of the nfl season is under way.
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and we will have highlights coming up, but some are already looking ahead to the super bowl. >> repeat saints. and not only for the game, but for the halftime show, which we now know will feature the award-winning group the black eyed peas. they'll take the stage at cowboy stadium on that first sunday in february, the 6th. >> they join the likes of u2, the who and the rolling stones who have also played at the big game. oh, and who could forget janet jackson? >> i will never forget that moment. we'll be right back with more, everybody. stay with us.
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friday morning when we usually unveil our nfl picks of the week. for the thanksgiving games that were played, it's time for highlights before we get to all that. >> that's right. we start with the patriots visiting the lions. of course, tradition there. this one is all about tom brady having another stellar game. it took a while, though. late in the first half, the pats were down by 11 points. brady lit it up in the second half throwing for four td passes. new england got the win, going away, 45-24. and to the best game of the day yesterday, listen to this one, willis. >> here we go. >> the super bowl champion new orleans saints went to dallas for turkey day and got out to a 20-3 lead before halftime. then we had a little bit of trouble. if you saw the game, you know that. dallas comes back. actually took the lead late in the game. 27-23. of course, i had no fear. drew brees drives the champs down the field to score the winning -- yes, the winning touchdown. willis, i hope you listened to that.
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saints pull one out. who dat nation rises yet again. 30-27. >> it was close. it was close. close. finally the night cap, the jets and bengals. may have had too much turkey before the game. both teams had problems in the first half. it was only 7-3 bengals at halftime. didn't take long for the jets to go long in the second half. a couple of long tds. gang green cruised to a 26-10 win. jets now 9-2. 9-2. next up for them, a showdown with the pats a week from monday night. all right. with all that, let's move on to this sunday's games. our picks for this week. unfortunately, we must remind you of what we said on monday, willis does remain in first place. moving on quickly -- >> he's so quiet. he's so quiet. followed by vinita, jack and then comes you, rob. >> yeah. for those who like the numbers, willis now stands at 19-9. vinita and jack have 18-10. i fell one game back i'm 17-11.
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diane sawyer, last place, 15-13. all right. oh, brown novemberers. go ahead, mike. >> for this week's games, they're good ones. these were tough to pick. green bay is at atlanta. extremely tough at home, rob, as you know. >> the dirty birds. >> and two 6-4 teams matched up. jacksonville visiting the ailing giants. did you write that? >> i wish i had. plus, there's the eagles at chicago. tampa bay at baltimore. all of our games this week involving teams with pretty solid winning records. after as we head towards the latter stretch of the season. some tight matchups >> let's get to the picks. willis goes with the falcons, his giants, of course, the eagles and baltimore. >> and vinita stays with the home teams. her strategy all this season. she's going with atlanta, the giants and baltimore. >> and jack is taking green bay over the falcons. he also takes the giants, the bears and baltimore. >> and hot from supporting my saints in their come-from-behind last-minute win over last dallas night, who dat, i'll take
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atlanta, giants, phillies and the ravens. >> diane goes with atlanta and she makes the giants the only unanimous pick. there you go. >> that sounded wonderful. >> that was terrific. she's also taking chicago and she's the only one picking the buccaneers over baltimore. >> whatever. if you like football, check out our college style today. three of the nation's top four-ranked teams play other ranked teams later today. >> and, of course, coming up monday morning, you can see the highlights from the nfl action this weekend. and we'll have the updated competition standings. >> in the house. >> do you see that? >> he's so modest. >> pay no attention. we'll be right back. fdfdfdfdfdfdfdfdfdfdfdfdfdfdfdfdfdfdfdfdfdfdfdfdfdfdfdfdfdfdfdfdfdfdfdfdfdfdfdfdfdfdfdfdfdfdfdfdfdfdfdfdfdfdfdfdfdfdfdfdfdfdfdfdfdfdfdfdfdfdfdfdfdfdfdfdfdfdfdfdfdfdfdfdfdfdfdfdfdfdfdfdfdfdfdfdfdfdfdfdfdfdfdfdfdfdfdfdfdfdfdfdfdfdfdfdfdfdfdfdfdfdfdfdfdfdfdfdfdfdfdfdfdfdfdfdfdfdfdfdfdfdfdfdfdfdfdfdfdfdfdfdfdfdfdfdfdfdfdfdfdfdfdfdfdfdfdfdfdfdfdfdfdfdfdfdfdfdfd
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welcome back. the key to any kid's heart
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this holiday season, the toys that will make all the other kids jealous, right? joining us this morning to look at some of the hot toys that will make kids go crazy is lori schatt, the toy insider. welcome back. >> thanks for having me. >> it is that time of the year you start shopping for toys. >> it is and it's so exciting because what's more fun, let's face it. >> i know. let's start off with this learn and groove color play drum. >> color play drum. so this is part of a whole collection of instruments. and it introduces the babies to numbers, to colors, to music, classical, marching. it also talks to them in english and spanish. so if we're doing the colors -- >> nice. >> let's play along to a salsa song. >> so there's all kinds of games. >> 6 months and up? >> 6 months and up. and just a lot of fun. want to hit it? >> yeah. we all need some practice, right? $19.99 on that. >> 19.99. great price point, great toy. >> let's go to this "sesame street" inspired little car thing. >> what i love about this is elmo is the co-pilot. so he talks to the kids. what's better than that? >> that's right. we're not tickling him this
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season. we're actually ride ago long with him. >> wings go up for easy piloting. we have storage space, great toy. >> 1 and up on that one? >> 1 and up on this 1. >> $39.99 on that one. >> yes. >> let's go to this one, which we both really love. it's a puppet theater, but it's really cool. >> it's really cool. for one thing about it's imaginative play. this is the take along puppet theater. you have all your characters. but the kids are actually changing the scenes. this simply. we have a few of these. we have a sound box for applause and laughter. >> very cool. >> and when you make your puppet show, you show your friends, your parents. but when you're done, you close all the stage doors up, you pack it up and it's ready to go. >> and i love the people there. and it really breeds imagination. >> it does. >> that's so cool for kids. 4 and up on this one and $49.99. >> 49.99. >> let's jump ahead to this one. >> there's a whole world online. it's belle sara, north by north, filled with magical horses and inspirational messages for girls. so here are some of the belle sara horses. beautiful hair play, mom and
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baby. >> this is the fun part, right? >> they kiss. >> ah. very cool. $14.99. >> yes. >> and 4 and up on that. >> 4 and up on this. >> now this one here i think a lot of people will like. this is -- what is this called? >> this is called perplexus. this is a labyrinth in a sphere. this one is going to end up on your desk, i think. >> i'm sure. it's so catchy. >> you're putting the marble into the track. you're twisting, you're turning. there's over 100 barriers in here that you have to get through. and its just a great item. everybody loves it. when you tart playing with it you can't put it down. >> it shows kids about life, right? $24.99 on that one. >> 24.99. >> all right. let's go to this one here. this involves some science. >> this is the heavenly hair kit. it does. science for girls. so it talks to the girls. it helps girls understand why their hair is curly, why it's straight. they can do experiments on a strand or two, not their whole head, and you get to make shampoo and cream rinse. now we're going to make some shampoo. how about that? >> let's attempt it. >> so you'll put the shampoo in.
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you do that. i'll put the thickener in. >> how much? >> i don't know. >> a dash perfect. >> and we'll do some of this. nope, nope, that's conditioner. here's some berrylicious flavor. >> exactly what i would have chosen. >> and we mix it up. >> it smells nice. >> it smells nice. it smells nice. >> very cool. >> now you have shampoo for the morning. >> excellent. i'll do that right now, right? and it's good because it's -- it shows kids what exactly is -- you know, what their hair -- how to make all that stuff. >> yeah and it's great that you get them interested in science at a young age. >> how much is this one? >> this is 24.99$24.99. >> let's go to these little guys here. >> these are collectibles. one of the things that's so cool about collectibles is these are affordable. this is the power lamp. $29.99. the kids can buy the little two-inch ones. they're $9.99. they come with their z-motes. they turn around. they're really cute. and, you know, they save their allowance, they can get them on their own. they're just great. there's a bunch of them to collect. >> and what's fun about it, you can sort of add on right?
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>> you can add on tons of them. this isn't even the whole power lab it's so big. >> let's go to my favorite. >> let's go. >> this -- >> this is the ricochet. made by tonka. >> made by tonka. >> this is like a -- >> a lot different from my generation generation. >> it is so cool. look at that. what's cool about it, too, right, is you can transform that thing. look at that. >> so it spins, it flips. it is a whole lot of fun. >> it goes flat and then whoop! right back up. and you said if you have a ramp, you can also -- >> you can flip it, yeah. >> now you said 79.99. >> 79.99 for this so the prices are everything for starting to come down. just shop them. >> i might give one of these to my wife. hook me up with that. so they're so fun. a lot of people shopping this weekend. >> yes. >> we needed all the tips we could get. thanks so much. >> it's good to be here. >> it is a true pleasure, especially for all of the ages different types of and kids that we have to buy for this holiday. >> and we can make everyone happy >> all right. we'll be right back.
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thanksgiving week. we had to do another thanksgiving edition of "morning papers." we talked about numbers all week, you know in terms of how many calories you're going to eat and how many turkeys. i thought this was a cool stat here in terms of the troops overseas. we shouldn't forget. >> oh, absolutely. >> in light of all the family stress and shopping stress and all that don't forget about all the folks overseas who are doing incredibly brave things for this country. they've got to eat, too. listen to these numbers in terms of how the troops in afghanistan ate. 244,854 pounds of turkey, 4,308 cans of cranberry sauce and 38,292 pies. that's what the folks in
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afghanistan ate for thanksgiving this year. get this. only only 144,854 pounds of turkey was sent to iraq this year compared to 400,000 last year because of the withdrawal of american troops. that's an interesting stat. the war has shifted too so at least the soldiers got well fed yesterday and we should thank them for everything they're doing and hope they had a stuffed thanksgiving like the rest of us. >> no doubt. of course, big black friday today. a lot of shopping. i don't know why i'm still holding this football. 138 million shoppers expected to hit the stores. >> that's like a third of the country. something like that. that's crazy. >> absolutely. >> huge sales. black friday, strong as ever, and so is the "world news" polka. >> that's right. >> one, two, three, go. ♪ ♪ politics and foreign wars all the weather all the scores ♪ ♪ that's the "world news" polka brand new clips ♪ ♪ and old repeats skinny from the gossip sheets ♪ ♪ that's the "world news"
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en 2.5% and 3.5%. >> in some places the cash registers are already ringing as shoppers hit the stores overnight. wintry blast. will the weather get in the way of all that spending? >> cities like atlanta and charlotte, you guys are under the gun for some stormy weather. and we're back in the "insomniac kitchen." you thought all the eating was done. not even close. it's friday, november 26th. are you still full from yesterday? >> yes, i actually am. >> really? >> i am full. yes, it was a big feast, and i'm sure a lot of people share in my fullness. >> yes.
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and eating is not done. because everyone has leftovers today and everyone is going to get out there and make their turkey soup and turkey casserole and their turkey smoothies. we have one more recipe to throw in the mix later on. be sure to stay tuned for that. hope you had a great thanksgiving. good morning. i'm rob nelson. >> and i'm mike marusarz. with the thanksgiving leftovers in the fridge, millions are now heading out for another american tradition, bargain hunting. >> many shoppers got a jump-start with more major chains open on the actual holiday this year. matt gutman has an inside look on where the best bargains are. >> reporter: 138 million americans will turn out to malls and shopping centers across this country to shop. that's 4 million more people than did last year. that's very good news for retailers. early holiday projections have been that retailers will actually do better this season than they have in the past. in order to get people out spending, they're offering this dizzying array of deals. now, we tried to get to the bottom of it, and we through all of this confusion by finding out exactly what the best deals out
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there were. thinking about a $1,000 television. now, best buy is offering a panasonic 50-inch plasma tv. it's $699 down from 1,000 bucks. people started lining up on tuesday to get that on black friday. walmart is offering a 32-inch lcd high-definition tv for $198 bucks. sears a 55-inch l.e.d. tv a thousand dollars off that. low tech gear, honeywell international target says it's got $10 bathrobes. that's a pretty good steal. jcpenney is offering $150 boots for 30 bucks. now, you can get a lot great stuff online too. amazon is offering a kindle for $89. now, retailers do project that people will gobble up these deals. and they're also banking on something called frugality fatigue. that means that people are tired of pinching pennies, watching everything they spend and may actually splurge just a little bit this holiday season. mike and rob? >> all right, matt.
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well, for retailers, black friday sales can make the difference and really mean the difference between profit and loss for the whole year. and for this season it appears a mixed forecast. shoppers say they're going to spend less than last year, but more of them plan to head out to the stores. so it could still mean a boost in sales. here's our business analyst dan arnall. >> expectations are that sales will be up between 2.5% and 3.5%. if those predictions become true, we'll have the best year-over-year increase in holiday sales since 2006, before the recession started. >> one company is using satellite imagery to look at mall traffic patterns. they say it indicates there's a strong rebound under way. online sales are expected to be up, as well. they're projected to reach about $52 billion, a 16% increase over last year. >> count me among those online shoppers. more my speed there. well, staying at home and shopping online may turn out to be the best solution for many americans today. besides battling the crowds,
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those shoppers in some parts of the country are also going up against a wicked blast of winter-like weather. accuweather's amy aaronson joins us with more and has the details. good morning, amy. >> thank you, rob and mike. black friday shoppers will be encountering rain, snow, ice and also the cold this year. and that's certainly the case here in the northeast. our latest storm system sweeps on through, and that does mean soaking rain in the morning hours from d.c. up the i-95 corridor. on the northern edge of this, we are talking a wintry mix anywhere from western pennsylvania up into cities like burlington, virginia, and also northern parts of maine. now, if we follow this cold front southward, we're calling for showers thunderstorm activity from the atlantic seaboard all the way down to the i-10 corridor. so cities like atlanta and charlotte, you guys are under the gun for some stormy weather. i think the big story here is what's coming in behind this front. very chilly air. and that's certainly the case across the lone star state. cities like dallas, houston and brownsville were into the 50s. that's feeling noticeably cooler across the region.
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as we head west, our latest storm moves on in. that does mean some heavy rain right along the coast and also some heavy mountain snow for the cascades. and as for the southwest, a very chilly start to your black friday. now back to you, rob and mike. >> all right. well, here's more now on the rest of today's forecast. the storm that's been plaguing most of the country is about to move out, but will unleash one last blast on the east coast. expect plenty of showers, especially early in the day. in the northwest, a new storm is dumping rain and snow, mostly dry elsewhere. >> temperatures are chilly and below normal in most places, dropping into the 20s in some spots. much balmier weather though along the east coast with readings mostly in the 50s. a dire warning from north korea this morning about this weekend's u.s./south korean military drills. the north insists the impending exercises are pushing the korean peninsula to the brink of war. and blames them for its deadly artillery attack on a southern island earlier this week. today, the u.s. military commander in south korea is touring the devastated island to
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show solidarity with seoul. drug gang leaders are being blamed for five days of violence in a slum in rio de janeiro. police are using military armored vehicles to patrol the shantytown. at least 23 people have died so far. the police moved into the drug-ridden slum earlier this week to clean it up before the city hosts the soccer world cup in 2014 and the summer olympics just two years later. three teens who had been given up for dead have been rescued in the south pacific after nearly two months at sea in a small boat. they were found not by the extensive search crews that had looked for them, but by a fishing boat taking a shortcut home. abc's david muir has the story. >> reporter: the three young castaways who spent nearly two months lost at sea are finally on their way home. they spent 50 days not knowing if they'd ever go home. the boys went missing in early october, trying to row their tiny 12-foot aluminum boat between two islands near their home off new zealand.
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their families thought they were dead. they held funerals. the entire village of 500 came to mourn. that village is now celebrating, the father of one of the boys declaring the rescue a miracle. it was a group of fishermen who found them by chance. one of the rescuers in his own words. >> one of my crew members was standing watch at the time, and he noticed that he could see something floating on the horizon off our bows. and as we drew closer, we realized it was a small craft, and then when we drew even more close, we realized there were people inside this craft. they were in need of some assistance. i did ask them if they needed any help, and their reply was a very ecstatic yes. >> reporter: but just how did they survive, and what did they eat? >> they had a small supply of coconuts, but these only lasted two days. they did go for a period where they only were drinking fresh water, which they were capturing during the night. they did tell me also that they were able to catch a sea bird,
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which was very lucky for them. >> reporter: the fishermen say the boys are now nursing terrible sunburns, but otherwise are now in great spirits. they actually called home asking for forgiveness for their long voyage. their parents just want them home. >> and our thanks to david muir reporting there. over the years "star wars" fans have shelled out nearly $6 billion to see the six-film saga. >> but nobody is shelling out to buy what's thought to be a rare original darth vader costume. christie's in london was hoping to get between $250,000 and $365,000 for the black helmet, mask and armor outfit. >> luke, i am your father. but the highest bid from an american private collector was just shy of 237,000 bucks. that was not enough for christie's to actually let it go. >> was that you? did you bid? >> no, i did not. i'm waiting for the princess leia costume. we'll be right back. more after this. we'll be right back. more after this.
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welcome back, everybody. we've been talking about it all morning. millions of americans braving all the crowds today to get those black friday deals. but how do you know which store really has the lowest price tag? >> so we sent out on campus reporter candice smith to the three biggest discount stores to do some comparison shopping and see which one is really winning the price wars. >> i want a cheap car. >> reporter: it's that time again. kids are making christmas lists and checking it twice, while parents are trying to rein in gifts without breaking their budget. >> i'm a bargain shopper anyway, so if it's not reasonably priced, i will not get it. >> reporter: discount stores like target and walmart each claim to have the lowest prices, and they're holding themselves to it. >> we're very competitive. we also have an ad match policy. so any guest that brings a
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printed ad in from another retailer, we're happy to match those prices, as well. >> reporter: since 2009, target has slashed prices by 50% for about half of its 2,000 toys. in addition to its own ad match policy, walmart is trying to reel in customers by offering breakfast to shoppers on black friday. but we still wanted to check out prices for ourselves. we did some comparison shopping of our own for hot items like mattel's new video camera barbie. at target, it was $34.99, $10 cheaper than at walmart. while matchbox's stinky the garbage truck was priced 99 cents cheaper at walmart than at target. >> hi, i'm stinky. are you? >> reporter: but the real savings come online. at walmart, video girl was $4 cheaper on the web than it was in the store. >> it would be great to think that you always get the best bargain in the store, but sometimes the best bargain is online. >> reporter: walmart is decreasing the size of its stores and its in-store
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inventory, encouraging buyers to shop online. but in the end, it all just comes down to preference. >> i'm really sold on walmart. >> i'm a very loyal target customer. >> reporter: what is your favorite store? >> walmart. >> reporter: for abc news on campus, i'm candice smith, washington, d.c. >> see, that's where you and i differ, mike. you're going to go out in all this madness today. i'll be at the computer doing the online thing, which i think is far more easier and far more sane. >> you're jumping the gun. cybermonday is the big sort of branded day to go online. although all these hot deals are already available. but, yes i'm going to go out there because people watching is almost as fun as getting the deals. people get crazy. >> you're going to endure all that madness out there today just to see how nuts people get and stampede and fighting over toys for the kids? >> i hope nobody gets hurt, but a little tussle here and there, i mean -- >> a good cat fight. will set your holiday off right.
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>> yeah. the interesting thing is -- >> i'm not getting you anything, jim. >> maybe i'm not. >> but it's funny. nothing. you get nothing. no love from the station manager. we're wrapping it up? >> he's wrapping you. >> i don't want to wrap it up. okay. >> i think we're going to all wrap it up here. >> yeah. coming up, it's the early hours after thanksgiving, which means it's time for a leftover snack. >> that's right. we have all your turkey leftovers in a version of "insomniac kitchen" just ahead. you're watching "world news now." ahead. you're watching "world news now."
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welcome back, everybody, to another very special edition of course of "insomniac kitchen" here. the day after thanksgiving, and everyone is fat and happy on this day after and we need
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something to do with all that turkey, all those leftovers. we're back here in rockefeller center here. john is here to show us one of your favorite recipes. everyone is looking for something to do with all that leftover bird today. so this is your favorite. we're doing a little -- what do you call this? >> a little turkey shepherd's pie. >> that sounds good. hearty, something to watch the game with, have a nice beer with. >> something that's not too involved, more importantly, and you can enjoy a nice, cold, frosty beverage with it. >> you're talking my language now. what do you have laying out here, this stuff? this is going to be in everyone's kitchen today after the big meal on thanksgiving. >> we diced everything up. we kept our veggies the same. any leftover root veggies that we had when we cooked the turkey. >> these are the same vegetables you cooked the turkey with? >> right. we saved our gravy. we've got our cranberry chutney that we had with the turkey. mashed potatoes that we saved, we got the white meat and the dark meat. >> how are you going to put this thing together? >> well, basically you combine nearly all the ingredients except for the mashed potatoes. the mashed potatoes is like our pie crust that we'll put on top. so i'll take a little bit of
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veggies here. >> all right. >> i'll have you be the -- the seasoner. we'll throw a little salt in there. >> a little salt. >> just a little bit. just a little bit. >> a little touch of white meat here. a little dark meat. >> that's good. a little juicier, a little more flavor gamier. and you need -- this is the juice right here. a little cold gravy. >> there you go. >> it doesn't have to be cold, but today we're doing it with cold gravy. >> what is your secret to a great, great -- everyone has their recipes. people get very territorial about their gravy. so what makes yours great? >> we use the backbone, the carcasses to make a nice stock with it. using mostly all the turkey trimmings. this is just a natural jus that's created with the turkey. >> what we have here is the gravy, the white meat and we have the vegetables. >> that's right. >> okay. >> i'm going to put in more gravy. it looks a little dry. you want it to be nice -- not necessarily soupy, but you want you to have a good, moist consistency. i like to have just a little shot of cranberry, something you
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can control a little bit. if you just do a little dollop of cranberry in there. >> space it out a little bit. that just gives it a little bit of sweetness. is that the point? >> that's right. as you get in there and you're scooping it out, you get a little pocket of nice, tart cranberry and orange, a little bit of spice in there with the cinnamon. >> savory and sweet. nice combo. >> lastly, we'll put our mashed potatoes on. and just do a little dollop. i think if you start on the edge first and work your way towards the middle, you have a little bit more control over getting getting the area covered. >> essentially what you're doing is turning the mashed potatoes into a crust. >> that's right. >> it smells good already. i can't imagine once you bake it. >> this will keep you on the couch for the rest of the afternoon. >> that's where i like to be. >> the couch will eat you. now, if you really feel fancy, you can draw some little waves in there. >> that's the executive chef.
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and you make it good and pretty. i like that. >> taking the time. you might as well give it a shot, right? good. >> there wasn't a layer of potatoes on the bottom, this is just the top. >> that's just the top. the crust is just on the top. >> we have our mashed potatoes we have our cranberry, vegetables, gravy. this bad boy is ready for the oven. >> it is. about 375 degrees for 30 to 40 minutes. >> that's a quick snack. >> it is. >> let's go. let's do it. ♪ >> oh, yeah. >> here we go. >> all right. >> fresh out of the oven, looking good. turkey shepherd's pie. this looks great. how long did you bake this for? >> this guy was in the oven for about 40 minutes. i know that the crust is nice golden brown. plenty hot. >> ready to go. the day after thanksgiving, everyone has their favorite thing to do with the leftovers. this sounds like a great idea. warm, hearty, delicious. it puts together all the best things from the thanksgiving meal the night before.
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a nose in need deserves new puffs ultra soft & strong indeed. when you prefer a lotion tissue, try puffs plus lotion. finally, you might imagine that people did a lot of surfing the web for thanksgiving recipes this week. and searches for the best black friday sales were pretty popular too. >> well, what else are americans buzzing about? yahoo!'s trend expert, pam woon, joins us now with all the latest details on that. hey, pam. >> good morning. and happy black friday. thanksgiving is over, and the official start of the holiday shopping season is upon us, so let the bargain hunting begin. the brick and mortar stores will be bustling today. for sure in fact the term black friday actually means the day retailers start going into the black and making some money. now in actual fact in the
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worldwide web of searches, black friday started earlier this year. online shoppers already out of the gate and chasing after deals in searches for black friday sales were trending up a couple of weeks ago. as we reported, they're still going up, a jump of 656% this week. all right. topping the list are searches for walmart, kmart, best buy and target. target alone shot up 7,056% this week. now, again shoppers hoping to stretch those dollars this season. all right. so what are the hot toys being searched right now? well, calico critters up 535% this week. searches for nerf toys, an old favorite, up 353%. and "toy story 3" games up 885% this week. well turkey day travel is over but lots of folks going online to plan their family trips over the river and through the woods. searches for cruise and vacations were off the charts and almost all of these destinations right here in the u.s. we've got the usual favorites, you know disneyland,
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disney world, new york city, chicago, and my own san francisco. but the number one place users are searching this week, austin, texas. the live music capital of the world. it bumped miami and honolulu off the top ten list this year. and, you know, the official slogan there is "keep austin weird." so i guess we should never be surprised by anything. all right, you two, are you going out of town for the holidays? >> we will be right here. >> no. i am not going out of town. >> no. we will be right here working the whole way through, huh? >> right. you know i might google some nice destinations, perhaps austin. >> look at the pictures. >> look at the pictures, the postcard image, but, no. it's interesting, austin, texas. i would never have guessed that. >> yeah. no offense. i hear it's a great town, great music and all that. but more than honolulu? that's interesting. you know what i mean? >> i'm from austin. >> you're not from austin. >> i don't think so. >> jim. let's go to break. we'll rough him up a little bit during the commercial. up a little bit during the commercial.
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you can book airline tickets with no blackout dates or restrictions. dueling deals. dueling deals. on this black friday morning, as the stores are opening, where can you get what you really want at the price you want? but attention, shoppers. some wintry weather is packing a punch. and tens of millions may have a tough time getting to the mall. and maybe you overdid it at your thanksgiving table. we've got a plan now to get you on the road to recovery. >> cleanse your palate by having meals that are low in sugar but higher in fiber. >> it's friday, november 26th. of course, everyone waking up on this day after
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thanksgiving fat and happy right after huge meals yesterday. the thing i thought about this morning talking to one of the producer, one of the good things you can do is actually sleep because you sleep and it processes that food better, which is great. >> tough to do at this hour, especially if you were eating all day yesterday, but maybe you can pack that in today among the shopping trips and all of that. but, no, it's interesting. and some other tips that i wouldn't have guessed either, how to get yourself back on track from overeating. >> that's right. so definitely stay tuned for all of that. some good advice this morning. hello, everybody. happy day after thanksgiving. i'm rob nelson. >> and i'm mike marusarz sitting in for vinita nair. well, black friday is already under way for millions of shoppers around the country. stores opened at midnight or before. >> and with so much hype, it's getting hard to figure out though who has the best bargains but our matt gutman gave it a shot. >> reporter: retailers are bombarding shoppers with deals, so we thought we'd ask retailers themselves which deals are the best. several of the major retailers told us their best deals, on tvs. hey, this is matt gutman from abc news. i'm wondering what your single
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best deal is this season. >> well, we're going to have a great deal on a panasonic 50-inch plasma. and it's an hdtv. that's going to be on sale for $699.99. >> reporter: down from -- >> down from $1,000. >> reporter: they started lining up on tuesday for that one. walmart -- >> we will offer a 32-inch lcd high definition tv for just $198. >> reporter: and sears opened for the first time ever on thanksgiving day. what's your best, best deal? >> i think our best deal has to be our samsung 55-inch l.e.d. tv. it's $1,000 off tomorrow. >> reporter: a thousand bucks off. for a low-tech gift target says its $10 bathrobe is its best deal. jcpenney, these $150 boots marked down to 30 bucks. next we turned to abc's gadget guru becky worley. so, becky, what's the best online deal? >> well walmart.com has some pretty aggressive deals. they have $30 off the nintendo dsi system.
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that's a good one. and then starting on black friday at 9:00 a.m. pacific, the kindle 2, the older model, is going on sale for $89. limited quantity. but that's a steal. >> reporter: and early projections are that americans will spend about $450 billion this holiday season. snapping up all of those steals. retailers are also banking on something they call frugality fatigue. that means that people will be tired of pinching every penny watching everything they spend and might actually splurge just a little bit this holiday season. matt gutman, abc news, miami. well, here's black friday by the numbers. the national retail federation forecasts there will be just over a 2% increase in holiday sales. our business analyst, dan arnall, says shoppers are feeling a little more confident about the economic outlook. >> at this point, the jobs picture hasn't improved substantially, but many analysts are anticipating higher sales because americans have saved, they've paid down debt and are getting a little bit more
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confident that the jobs picture isn't at least getting worse as opposed to getting better. >> well, the "wall street journal" reports that online shopping is getting a boost as well with sales up 15% over last year. most shoppers not only have to battle those crowded stores and all those long lines today they'll also be taking on the elements today. >> accuweather's amy aaronson joins us with the details on how black friday's weather is shaping up. good morning, amy. >> thank you, rob and mike. and, unfortunately, the weather will not cooperate for black friday shoppers especially across the northeast. we are tracking our latest storm system here, sweeping its way across the region and the timing of this, certainly going to clash with anyone up and out early on, hitting the roadways here to head to the malls. we are calling for soaking rain from d.c. along i-95, heading into cities like philadelphia and also boston. and to top it off on the northern edge of this, a wintry mix is expected for western parts of pennsylvania, heading into cities like burlington, vermont. also northern parts of maine.
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now, if we follow this cold front southward here, showers and thunderstorms will be a concern along i-10 and also right along the atlantic seaboard, but i think the big story is that chilly air pushing in behind this front. that's going to bring temperatures down in cities like dallas, houston and also brownsville. as for the northwest, our latest storm moves in. that means rain along the coast. so some rain for seattle and also portland. now back to you, rob and mike. >> all right. here's more now on the rest of today's forecast. a new storm is dumping rain and snow in the northwest. and that storm that's caused problems all week is making one last stop along the east coast. expect showers, especially early in the day. and the rest of the country is mostly dry. >> it will be unseasonably cold in most of the country with freeze warnings across most of the southwest. one exception, though, the east coast, not too bad today. readings mostly in the 50s. a south korean official says sounds of artillery have been audible this morning from its yellow sea island.
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an attack earlier this week by north korea. now, that comes after the north warned that this weekend's u.s./south korean military drills are pushing the korean peninsula to the brink of war. today the u.s. military commander in south korea is touring the ravaged island to show solidarity with seoul. three teenage boys who spent almost two months adrift in the south pacific are now safe and heading home. the boys from the new zealand territory had been given up for lost. their parents reported them missing in october. an extensive air and sea search had failed to find them, but then yesterday, they were spotted by a new zealand fishing boat. >> one of my crew members was standing watch at the time, and he noticed that he could see something floating on the horizon off our bows. and as we drew closer, we realized it was a small craft, and then when we drew even more close, we realized there were people inside this craft. they were in need of some assistance.
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i did ask them if they needed any help, and their reply was a very ecstatic yes. >> the boys' aluminum dinghy had drifted 800 miles in a section much the pacific not often traveled. they survived by eating raw fish and drinking rainwater. france is promising a fourth surge for the flight recorders from a june 2009 airliner crash. the air france jet crashed into the atlantic 18 months ago on a flight from rio de janeiro. all 228 on board died, but only 50 bodies and some wreckage were ever found. the families of the victims are demanding to know what caused the plane to crash during a thunderstorm. the black boxes were never found, and the ocean is as deep as 13,000 feet in that area. secondhand smoke kills more than 600,000 people a year around the world. that's in addition to the more than 5 million deaths caused by smoking itself. a new study published today finds that two in five children regularly breathe secondhand
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smoke and almost one in three adults. the impact is bigger on women than on men. the scientists estimate that more than half the passive smoking deaths are from heart disease. the highest number of deaths are in europe as well as in asia. a move is under way to save a rare and mysterious breed of bears called spirit bears. >> only a few hundred are left, and they're only found in one small corner of canada. david wright traveled to this remote forest where until now, the bears' whereabouts had been a secret. >> reporter: in a remote corner of canada in a wilderness area the size of switzerland, a rare creature found nowhere else on the planet. a black bear with a genetic variation that gives it a pure white coat, like a polar bear. for the native people here, the spirit bear is sacred. >> if we were sitting at the dinner table, you know, and somebody mentioned that they seen one, everybody would tell you to shh, keep it quiet.
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>> really? >> we don't want too many people to know. >> reporter: marvin robinson, a tracker for the git-ga'at tribe took us on a journey to see the spirit bear. >> we call it a name which means "white bear." >> reporter: the git-ga'at believe that in the creation, the all-powerful raven gave the bear its white fur to remind us of a time when the world was covered in ice and snow. but the spirit bear now faces a threat. a proposed oil pipeline that threatens to turn the great bear rainforest into a superhighway for super tankers. native fishermen are worried. this wilderness is their breadbasket. >> how can we look after land if it's all covered with oil? >> reporter: the oil company insists the proposed pipeline poses no threat. the pipeline they note would skirt the great bear rainforest. >> we believe the potential of a spill is remote. we'll also put in very thorough plans about what we'll do in the event of a pill, but the public needs to be
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confident that we can respond effectively if there is an incident. >> reporter: the oil company planning the pipeline enbridge has, unfortunately, had some practice. an enbridge pipeline in michigan burst over the summer spilling a million gallons of oil into a river that flows into the great lakes. >> never did we ever imagine that we would be dealing with big oil. >> reporter: conservation groups that have long fought to protect this place are trying to stop the pipeline, in part by calling attention to the spirit bear. as we ourselves discovered, they are magnificent to behold. we've been at this for three days now. and this is the first glimpse of the spirit bear. it's just amazing. these white bears are rarer than panda bears. no more than 500 of them on earth and the only place in the world you can see them is right here. >> for me, they're the one symbol of this rain forest that's ultimately going to get people to care about the entire habitat. >> reporter: proud symbols of a part of the world that hopes to remain free from the stain of oil. david wright, abc news in the great bear rainforest.
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now from politics to your dinner table, turkeys of course dominated the news this week. while the hammer fell on former congressman tom delay the axe was spared for a special turkey. that starts off our quotes of the week. >> today i have the awesome responsibility of granting a presidential pardon to a pair of turkeys. now, for the record, let me say that it feels pretty good to stop at least one shellacking this november. >> mr. president, you will not tell me that you think you could beat sarah palin? >> what i'm saying is i don't
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think about sarah palin. >> okay. >> well, i sat next to her once, thought she was beautiful, and i think she's very happy in alaska, and i hope she'll stay there. >> yeah, way to go, bristol the pistol, we're proud of you. >> going out there and winning this would be like a big middle finger to all the people out there that hate my mom and hate me. >> the winners and new champions of "dancing with the stars" are jennifer and derek. >> would you submit to one of these pat-downs? >> not if i could avoid it. no, i mean, who would? >> my underwear had been dropped to the floor. i'm standing in front of him with my underwear and i had to ask to pull it up. >> i said it's a prosthesis because i've had breast cancer. and she goes, well, you'll need to show me that. >> you have the option to request that the pat-down be conducted in a private room. >> you know, my dad used to say that the holidays is when you get together with the people that you don't know all that well and jam into a space that's way too small
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and make each other miserable for a week. >> i've been worried about north korea and its potential nuclear capability for a long time. >> we were suddenly stunned to see row after row after row of centrifuges. >> this is a big deal because it's the first time the vatican has talked about condoms in a positive way as a way to prevent aids. >> and it wasn't until he put his hands around my neck that i thought to myself you have gotten yourself in a bad, bad situation. >> it's totally untrue. it's a complete fabrication. and it's just a pack of lies. >> the last quote was my favorite. >> yeah, right. >> rest in peace. when we come back this morning, the super bowl halftime lineup is revealed. and a major pop star tries to take a knife through airport security. "the skinny" is next on "world news now."
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thanksgiving day game between dallas and new orleans? oh, you watched the jets. yeah. well, we all know the big game really was who dat nation rising again. >> three points. >> whatever. whatever, willis. all right, jim. besides the big news about, you know, it being a great game and new orleans coming back to win, they actually announced the super bowl lineup yesterday. the big game is going to be in dallas february 6th. and this year the black eyed peas will be the big act of the super bowl. that announcement was made yesterday during the game. they kind of join a pretty cool list of past performers, the who, they performed last year and in the past they've had u2 the rolling stones, bruce springsteen, prince, paul mccartney. they've had michael jackson. they've had a really great lineup. it is the black eyed peas' turn. these guys have sold -- get this since '95 when they formed -- 28 million albums. >> huge, huge. >> huge group. so, yeah. this should be a good show. >> should be a fun show. a lot of costumes i can envision and fergie is great. >> yeah.
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hopefully no wardrobe malfunctions. we'll see. >> ouch. >> you haven't liked the acts in the past? >> well, what i'm saying is the last few years i mean they have been oldies but goodies but i mean old school -- >> you'd rather see more contemporary. >> yeah. i think it's good to see somebody back on the stage who are actually performing and doing shows and constantly touring, which the black eyed peas are very busy. >> i'll tell you who else is pretty busy the jonas brothers. they're not performing at the super bowl. >> second favorites. >> not so much. but i'm sure a lot of people love them. millions do. i'll tell you who does not love them, especially joe jonas, is the security officials at the uae airport in abu dhabi. yeah. joe jonas was trying to travel back to jfk, and the security team came across a set of cheese-cutting knives in his carry-on bag. they said, mr. jonas, what is going on with these knives? and his response, "whoopsies." that's what he said.
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"whoopsies." he told the story on "lopez tonight," and they just forgot that they were in the bag. he was with his girlfriend, ashley green, of "twilight" fame and he said, "whoopsies." eventually they let him go on back to new york without any incident. and the knives made it as well. so they were able to cut the cheese. >> oh! oh! >> i'm just saying. they had the cheese-cutting knives. >> that was nice. well done. oh, speaking of nasty things, a little story on heidi fleiss this morning. apparently her house caught on fire. there was a fire that she told folks started in her chimney. some sparks got out and burned part of the house down. she lives in -- i'm not sure if i'm saying this right, pahrump, nevada. >> oh, look at that. >> and that's it. that's her house. >> tmz video here. >> tmz video right there. heidi fleiss, i'm sure that's not the hottest thing that's ever happened in that house, but her house did catch fire. >> oh, no. >> it will be all right, heidi. you'll get back on your feet. >> carried her pet parakeet out, too. made it out safely.
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>> she had a pet parakeet? >> yeah. she says she carried it out there. she didn't speak to the reporters, neither did the parakeet. >> the things that bird has seen. >> oh, my, let's not. reporters. neither did the pair keto.
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get lunesta for a $0 co-pay at lunesta.com. sleep well, on the wings of lunesta. stories to watch today on abc news. up to 138 million shoppers nationwide are expected to hit the stores this weekend. all to get a jump on their holiday shopping. one thing that could get in the way for lots of shoppers, wintry weather. almost the entire east coast will get a wintry blast, and we've already moved into the next holiday as our first lady, michelle obama, receives the douglas fir that will serve as the official white house christmas tree. >> 'tis the season. well, we told you yesterday that the average american consumes more than 4,500 calories just on thanksgiving day alone. >> if you were one of them, we have some tips now on what you can do today to help you undo the damage from yesterday. here is wabc's sandra bookman. >> reporter: avoiding getting as overstuffed as the turkey on
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thanksgiving is an annual failed exercise for many americans. the traditional table offerings, just too tempting to pass up. so how much do you eat on thanksgiving? >> until i'm full and then usually some more. >> reporter: the director of clinical nutrition at montefiore medical center suggests moderation rather than deprivation or gluttony. >> take what you love, take small amounts of the other foods, take one plateful and call it a day. >> reporter: but if you do find yourself in a day-after food coma, she says there are some simple remedies. topping the to-do list, rehydrate. water will help counter all the alcohol, sugar and salt. exercise to counter all those calories. and sleep to allow your body to recover. then it's time to cleanse your palate. nutritionists say that means more fruits and vegetables, whole grains, even low-fat or fat-free yogurt. a salad with some left over turkey is a good idea or maybe
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some fish that's high in omega-3 fatty acids. >> you want to take away that carb overload and fat and sugar overload and cleanse your palate by having meals that are low in sugar but higher in fiber. >> reporter: she adds don't make the mistake of skipping a meal to try to make up for your overindulgence. that will just lower your blood sugar and send you straight back to craving that pie on the counter. of course, for some, that is what thanksgiving is all about. >> it's the holidays. you have to enjoy yourself. they say treat yourself, don't cheat yourself. >> treat yourself, don't cheat yourself. i like that. >> there you go. >> i'm just thankful that sleep is part of the things you can do because that is totally my plan for the weekend. sleep it all off. >> that is a good plan for a lot of people. and you really have to wonder how many people will try to hit the gym today in the middle of shopping and everything else. maybe if you park really far away from the store and jog in. >> that could work. i will say, i've not been to the
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